Welcome to Surya Yoga! We believe in being present and working (and relaxing) hard! We offer you a personal, one-of-a kind experience of dynamic yoga classes. We believe in supporting you in leading a healthy, empowered lifestyle. We absolutely love what we do… and we love sharing our passion every day. We believe you'll love it too!
My name is Annie Trotta, owner and yoga teacher at Surya Yoga. I began my yoga journey in 1997 while at K-State. I realized during my second year of college that I was never going to be a gymnast or cheerleader (like in my earlier days), so I started doing yoga. I had to rent VHS tapes from the local video store to practice, since there were no studios or classes offered in Manhattan, KS. I practiced in my room and my roommates thought I was a little strange (but now they get it!). After graduation, I moved to Overland Park and started practicing at a local gym, then a yoga studio. I found my "yoga home" and my favorite yoga teachers and got really serious after my second son was born. I decided to open my own yoga studio and here we are in Olathe, KS! Yoga has been an eye opening experience for me, physically and mentally. I hope you'll join me and my teachers for a yoga class sometime real soon!
My favorite quote and moto: "Honor your body, but don't be lazy." - K. Kastner
Favorite Yoga Sutra: 1.1 Yoga is now.
The yoga environment at Surya Yoga is open, friendly and supportive. We value each student and do our best to create a community where everyone is encouraged to have their best personal yoga experience. To make that experience possible in a group setting, we ask that you be mindful of some basic yoga etiquette.
Please arrive for class 10 minutes early. This gives you time to park, get signed in and settled for class.
Please turn cell phones OFF or SILENT. A cell phone on vibrate can be as disruptive as a phone with the ringer on.
Please leave shoes, coats and bags (everything except you, your mat, and towel) in the cubbies.
You are welcome to bring a water bottle to class, but we ask that you do not bring cups of water or other beverages. The instructor moves throughout the room during class and spilling a cup of water is a disruption to the whole class.
Please talk to your instructor about any pre-existing physical condition, old sports injuries or health concerns that might be relevant to your yoga class. Teachers will do their best to provide modifications to suit your needs.
Please let the instructor know if you need to leave class early — and then please do so quietly.